History Film / District9

16th Aug '17 2:54:57 PM ClintEastwood
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co-ordinates when Kobus is tracking Wikus's location.
2nd Jul '17 4:27:02 PM thatmadork
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* DeconstructedTrope: The FirstContact plot. The aliens that land over ''Johannesburg'' aren't invaders, they're ''refugees''. The South African authorities, completely unprepared for the situation and facing massive public backlash against the new arrivals, hastily inters the aliens in a slum in appalling Apartheid-like conditions.
11th Apr '17 6:00:42 PM Pete52
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* AlphabetNewsNetwork: Several fictional news networks (both local and international) are seen covering events throughout the film and provide footage from earlier incidents in the prologue.
**BNC - British News Corporation
**UK News Desk
**ANT - America News Television (specifically the South Africa Desk)
**EGOLI News
**SATV - South Africa Television
**JHB Media



* NextSundayAD: It's shown at various points that the "present" of the story is August, 2010.

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* NextSundayAD: It's Although the film was released in 2009 it's shown at various points that the "present" of the story is August, 2010.


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* SWATTeam: MNU has two variants of armed personnel in their employ:
**Security Force: The standard MNU guards who wear all black combat gear and carry white firearms, who provide most of the security and law enforcement at both District 9 and MNU Headquarters.
**First Reaction Battalion: The much tougher "cowboy" private contractors who wear a mish-mash of their own combat clothing and white MNU body armour. They are called in for serious incidents to back up the regular MNU security forces and seem to be subject to much less oversight.
29th Mar '17 11:29:43 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: The alien gun, which seems to be its explicit purpose.

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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: The alien gun, gun Wikus gets his hands on at the gansters' compound, which seems to be its explicit purpose.purpose. One shot throws a mook through the flimsy wall of the shack they're in.
28th Jan '17 5:19:05 PM Wyldchyld
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* {{Hermaphrodite}}: In a deleted scene, a scientist explains that the aliens have both male and female reproductive organs, being able to impregnate and become pregnant themselves. Whether this is still canon is unknown, but it leads to some interesting FridgeLogic. And, of course, [[FetishFuel the corresponding fanfic]].

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* {{Hermaphrodite}}: In a deleted scene, a scientist explains that the aliens have both male and female reproductive organs, being able to impregnate and become pregnant themselves. Whether this is still canon is unknown, but it leads to some interesting FridgeLogic. And, of course, [[FetishFuel the corresponding fanfic]].fanfic.
29th Dec '16 9:22:55 AM nombretomado
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** The police brutality perpetrated by the [[PsychoForHire MNU soldiers]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DurbanSign1989.jpg the "No Non-Human Loitering" signs]], and even the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_Six title of the film itself]] are all [[TheApartheidEra decidedly unsubtle]], with [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped chilling effect]].

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** The police brutality perpetrated by the [[PsychoForHire MNU soldiers]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DurbanSign1989.jpg the "No Non-Human Loitering" signs]], and even the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_Six title of the film itself]] are all [[TheApartheidEra [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra decidedly unsubtle]], with [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped chilling effect]].



* RecycledInSpace: TheApartheidEra [-WITH ALIENS-]! Or, ''Film/AlienNation'' in South Africa without RubberForeheadAliens.

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* RecycledInSpace: TheApartheidEra UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra [-WITH ALIENS-]! Or, ''Film/AlienNation'' in South Africa without RubberForeheadAliens.
22nd Nov '16 11:52:37 PM Silverblade2
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->''"There's a lot of secrets in [[TitleDrop District 9]]."''

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->''"There's a lot of secrets in [[TitleDrop District 9]].9."''
8th Oct '16 8:30:14 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: The Nigerian gang boss, who, among other things, calmly and nonchalantly stares straight down the ''flaming'' barrel of an alien gun that just blasted one of his men ''through the wall of the building'', while it's being trained on him from ''six inches away''.
2nd Oct '16 12:59:43 PM MarkLungo
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** Analogies have also been drawn with Zimbabweans seeking refuge from the Robert Mugabe regime.
** The racist interviewees in the beginning of the film were real people asked to give their opinions on recent Nigerian refugees.
* FantasticSlur: The aliens are referred to as prawns for the entirety of the film. We never learn what their race is actually called.

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** Analogies have also been drawn with Zimbabweans UsefulNotes/{{Zimbabwe}}ans seeking refuge from the Robert Mugabe regime.
** The racist interviewees in the beginning of the film were real people asked to give their opinions on recent Nigerian UsefulNotes/{{Nigeria}}n refugees.
* FantasticSlur: The aliens are referred to as prawns "prawns" for the entirety of the film. We never learn what their race is actually called.
2nd Oct '16 11:15:35 AM DimensionalShambler
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** Analogies have also been drawn with Zimbabweans seeking refuge from the Robert Mugabe regime. In fact, the racist interviewees in the beginning of the film were real people asked to give their opinions on recent Zimbabwe refugees.

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** Analogies have also been drawn with Zimbabweans seeking refuge from the Robert Mugabe regime. In fact, the regime.
** The
racist interviewees in the beginning of the film were real people asked to give their opinions on recent Zimbabwe Nigerian refugees.
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